OK, I am arrived and in the apartment have had limited time on the air. Mid to late mornings for the past five days. In that time I have had 17 QSOs on 20 and 30 meters. All Euro and several into the UK from here in St. Raphael. Two QSOs were 2x QRP. No DX, not even Scandinavia. Amazed to have had any at all though. Rig is the FT-817 at 3/4 watts. Antenna about 30-feet of wire dropped down from window-to balcony-then straight down from this 1st floor apartment. The MFJ tuner manages to tune it though not efficiently.
Weather very poor, rainy, windy, this morning electrical storms. Icy conditions when we arrived here. Clear now with rain washing snow/ice away.
Haven't done much since arrival as the weather not conducive to walking/visiting. Tomorrow, a sunny day expected.
Try to catch up with your blogs now.
Worked AV5XR in India very late this afternoon on 30 meters cw. Amazed as the antenna is still about 30-feet of wire, some of it on the ground.